Hot Jazz, Washboards, Jugs & Pre-War Victrola Buck N' Wings!
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys - Time And Again (1936-1940)
01.I'se a Muggin', Pts. 1 and 2 02.I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music 03.I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket 04.I Don't Want to Make History 05.T'Ain't No Use 06.After You've Gone 07.You'se a Viper 08.Robins and Roses 09.I've Got a Heavy Date 10.It Ain't Right 11.Old Joe's Hittin' the Jug 12.Serenade for a Wealthy Widow 13.Knock, Knock, Who's There? 14.Bye, Bye Baby 15.Here Comes the Man With the Jive 16.Twilight in Turkey 17.Where Is the Sun? 18.Upstairs 19.Onyx Club Spree 20.Onyx Club Stomp 21.Big Wig in the Wigwam 22.It's Up to You 23.I've Got You Under My Skin 24.Crescendo in Drums 25.Joshua
A battered top hat, a stuffed parrot on his shoulder and such a violent attacking violin style you'd swear he's about to saw right through the damn thing at any moment. In his Onyx Club days he was never always pitch perfect, but to be fair, it only adds to the sheer godless thrill of it all! Stuff is one of those old jazz artists that always crops up on those jazz compilation made up entirely of drug songs. He did his fair share of dope tunes (and his fair share of dope by the sounds of it!), but seems to have mellowed out a touch too much by the end of the 30's and wandered in a cloudy haze into a solo career that never saw him swing like a freshly oiled gate again!!